Apollo E Cigs In The UK
**This Kit Has Been Discontinued**
Apollo have been involved with the manufacture and production of electronic cigarettes since the beginning and actually own their own research/development and manufacturing facilities. Originally supplying the US market they are now available in the UK.
There are a number of different types of e cig kit on offer from Apollo but we decided to start with a review of their entry level kit or the Apollo ‘Standard’ kit. Lets take a closer look..
In The Box
The presentation box looks the part, branding is good and it comes with a magnetic flap closing mechanism.
Inside the box was the following:
2 X Batteries (one manual and one automatic)
1 X PCC (Portable Charging Case)
5 x Cartomisers
1 X Charger
Battery / Responsiveness
The Standard kit comes with two batteries, you get to choose between black/ white and automatic/manual or one of each.
The manual battery has a button on the side that needs to be pressed to activate whereas the automatic battery is activated simply by taking a drag.
Both batteries do a good job but I like the way the manual heats up the e-liquid prior to taking a drag, this just makes for a marginally better vape than the automatic.
The batteries themselves are good quality and have a nice feel in the hand, they are 180mAh capacity and I was getting approx 1.5 hour of use before needing to re-charge. This is pretty normal for this size of mini e cigarette.
The main plus point of the standard kit is that it comes with a portable charging case or as it is often referred as, a PCC.
This case not only allows you to carry around two batteries and 5 cartomisers but it will charge one battery at a time as well.
This is great if you are on the move a lot and don’t always have access to a power point or computer to charge up your batteries.
The PCC needs charging itself but once you have done this it will charge around 5 batteries before needing a re-charge.
The case is nice and solid and comes with a handy digital battery meter on the front that lets you know how much power the case has left.
The best way to use the case is to charge it up over night so it’s ready for use the following day, get into this routine and you won’t have too many problems with running out of battery power.
Overall – The batteries and PCC are both good quality and perform well. The options you are given on the Apollo website are also good allowing you to tailor your batteries to suit your needs.
This Apollo standard starter kit comes with 5 cartomisers. There are again a number of options you can choose, the good thing I found here, and something not many of the other e cig companies offer, is the option to choose empty cartomisers so you can use an e-liquid of your choice.
If you are brand new to vaping this may not seem too important at first but it will in time be a good option to have.
The other options are obviously the flavours, you can choose from 5 different e liquid flavours or if you want to try them all you can opt for the variety pack.
This is what I went for, it contains cherry, tobacco, vanilla, cherry, coffee and menthol. The last option is the nicotine strength, I went for the medium 12mg strength but you can opt for 0mg, 6mg, 12mg or 16mg.
As the flavours go on a whole they were good, the tobacco is good and provides both a nice throat hit and vapour volume, the cherry is a touch on the sweet side and while it gives a decent vapour volume there is not much of a throat hit.
The vanilla comes through well, it surprised me in the fact that I actually liked it which I can’t say for many of the vanilla flavours I have tried.
Again though the throat hit is not really there with this flavour but the vapour volume is. The coffee tastes more like one of the coffee flavoured chocolates rather than a coffee drink so to speak and was my least favourite of all the cartomiser flavours.
Last but not least was the menthol which was decent, not the best I have tried but definitely ‘vapeable’.
It was smooth on the draw and left a cool ice aftertaste.
The replacement cartomisers come in a pack of 5 which is about right when compared to other brands but I would recommend buying blank cartomisers and experimenting with the e-liquid they have on offer.
They have a lot bigger selection of flavours when you buy it in bottles.
Overall – I enjoyed all but the coffee flavour cartomiser, the throat hit varied from flavour to flavour but it was decent with the tobacco as was the vapour volume. Another plus point was the availability of blank cartomisers so you can fill yourself with any e-liquid
We have an exclusive Apollo e cigarette discount code that offers 10% off all purchases!
Apollo can be contacted by phone or email and they are also active on Facebook and Twitter.
Returns / Warranty
Liberty A 30 day money back guarantee and a 12 month warranty. Please check out the Apollo website for full details.
For those new to electronic cigarettes then the Apollo Standard e cig kit is a good choice. The product feels quality and the inclusion of the PCC will ensure you should always have a battery charged and ready to go.
The option to use blank cartomisers with an e-liquid of your choosing may not be something you opt to use initially but it gives you flexibility when you become a more experienced vaper.
For me Vapour2 Cigs and the Epuffer Magnum Snaps kits are some of the best e cigarettes in the UK and still ahead of Apollo but if you were to opt for this Standard e cig starter kit then you won’t be disappointed.